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AndyRVTR

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« on: September 03, 2021, 18:49 »
Hi guys, so three of my outdoor tom.plants gave succumbed to blight so I've cut them down and disposed of them in my wheelie bin. I've got a question about the buckets of compost that they were growing in... Will the compost be affected, or could I put it in my compost bin or put it on one of the beds?

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AndyRVTR

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Re: Blight
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2021, 17:16 »
Anyone?

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Re: Blight
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2021, 11:04 »
Blight spores need living material to survive on.  If you have other stuff in the garden that could get blight, I would leave the buckets as they are for a few weeks.  After that all spores should be dead, so you could reuse the compost.

Personally i would use it as top dressing for a bed.  That way it will be exposed to more of the elements and that will definitely kill anything left in it.

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Grubbypaws

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Re: Blight
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2021, 10:04 »
Personally i would use it as top dressing for a bed.  That way it will be exposed to more of the elements and that will definitely kill anything left in it.

Mine goes around the garden as a mulch. Brilliant for raspberries and rhubarb. Any left over gets scattered on the grass. New compost in the making for next year  :)

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Re: Blight
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2021, 12:01 »
I've grown blight-resistant Crimson Crush (standard) and Crimson Blush (beef) tomatoes for six years with total success on an allotment where blight strikes every year. Suttons or Dobies. I grow from seed. Only a dozen seeds in a packet but success guaranteed.

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AnneB

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Re: Blight
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2021, 18:11 »
I grow Crimson Crush.  Until this year I had great success, but they succumbed to blight this year and I lost the lot.
So they are resistant to blight but not blight proof.  Which is a shame, given the cost of the seed.
Thankfully polytunnel and greenhouse tomatoes still fine.



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